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Director:
Writers:
Bella Spewack (screenplay)") &
Sam Spewack (screenplay)") ...
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Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife," due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Marilyn was more beautiful in this film than in any other! See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Marilyn Monroe ... Ellen Wagstaff Arden

Dean Martin ... Nicholas 'Nick' Arden

Cyd Charisse ... Bianca Russell Arden

Tom Tryon ... Steven Burkett / Adam
Alexandra Heilweil ... Lita Arden
Robert Christopher Morley ... Timmy Arden

Wally Cox ... Shoe Salesman

Phil Silvers ... Johnson

John McGiver ... The Judge
Grady Sutton ... The Judge's Clerk
Eloise Hardt ... Miss Worth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Allen ... Psychiatrist (uncredited)

Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Bella Spewack (screenplay "My Favorite Wife (1940)") &
Sam Spewack (screenplay "My Favorite Wife (1940)")

Arnold Schulman  screenplay unused &
Nunnally Johnson  screenplay &
Walter Bernstein  screenplay

Produced by
Gene Allen .... associate producer
Henry T. Weinstein .... producer (as Henry Weinstein)
Peter Levathes .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mercer 
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer 
Leo Tover 
 
Film Editing by
Tori Rodman 
 
Art Direction by
Gene Allen 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist (as Sidney Guilaroff)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist: Miss Monroe (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Raguse .... production sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Evelyn Moriarty .... stand-in: Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
 
Thanks
George Cukor .... dedicatee
Dean Martin .... dedicatee
Marilyn Monroe .... dedicatee
 

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37 min (2001 version)
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Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
For one sequence in this film, Marilyn Monroe was to wear a flesh-colored bathing suit and appear to be swimming in the nude. When the scene was being filmed, Marilyn doffed the costume and wore only a flesh-colored bikini bottom. During a still photo session after filming the scene, she removed even that. The resulting publicity photos, many with Marilyn's obviously naked back to camera, garnered the film worldwide media coverage.See more »
Quotes:
Ellen Wagstaff Arden:Come on, the water's so refreshing! You know, after you finish doing, uh... you know.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cinema According to Brisseau (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Something's Gotta GiveSee more »

FAQ

Marilyn---Was She Going to Leave Hollywood for New York?
Gardner Mackay---Was He Suppose to Star in "Something"?
Marilyn---Was She Ever Tardy Coming to the Set?
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Marilyn was more beautiful in this film than in any other!, 17 June 2001
Author: julianhwescott from United States

I watched the documentary on AMC that aired on her 75th birthday, 6-01-2001.

I was disappointed in the fact that the documentary said that in 1999, AMC, 20th Century Fox and the Estate of Marilyn Monroe had started and completed restoration of 9 hours of film from Something's Got to Give. I believe this but find it hard to believe that they only could get 37 minutes out of 9 hours of film! There is more film footage available as in 1991 there was a documentary on this film that showed at least 10 minutes of film where Marilyn in her Greta Garbo accent was showing Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse around the house. Marilyn was absolutely hilarious. There is a lot of material that was left out on this attempt to make a picture out of what was left of the original film. Personally, I think someone concerned with this effort really didn't want to let people see Marilyn look so good when all they did was talk so bad about her while the filming was in progress. Just my point of view. Someday, I hope they will somehow finish this film with computerization. If filmmakers finished Jean Harlow's last film in the 1930's after her death with a stand in, I'm sure that someone could finish "Something's Got to Give" today, especially with all the film that has been restored and also with the technology that is available to film makers today. I hope that whomever or whatever is holding this back will have a change of heart and release a complete 2 hour film. After all, 9 hours of film is a lot to restore if you are not going to show it!

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